Job description
We have an exciting opportunity to join a hardworking, friendly Chef in a modern kitchen as a Kitchen Assistant.

Our Barnet Nursery are recruiting a Kitchen Assistant working 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday afternoon (10pm – 5pm) all year round (50 weeks a year). This role involves supporting the full time Nursery Chef to prepare and cook meals for our children, as well as helping to achieve an excellent 5 star Food Hygiene rating.

At Bright Little Stars, we offer a fantastic benefits package including:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Up to 35 days annual leave – 20 days holiday, 8 bank holidays, 1 pro-rata birthday day, 1 bonus day and up to 5 further days with years of service (depending on position)
  • Option to carry over up to 5 annual leave days, at the end of each year
  • Support for higher level qualifications through the BLS Staff Development Programme with paid study days
  • Senior career Enhancement through the BLS Management Training Programme
  • Two training days and one planning day onsite during inset days. Additional internal and external training sessions
  • Free wholesome, hot lunches available in the staff room
  • Free Uniform is provided
  • Three complementary team building activities a year!
  • Workplace pension with employer contribution of up to 3%
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Staff childcare discount and salary sacrifice scheme for parental staff



– To support/assist the Nursery Chef in ensuring a high standard of catering with all food being prepared for the children through following the policies, procedures, legislative guidelines and relevant instructions as set out by the Nursery.

– To complete advanced Food Hygiene Certificate

Requirements of Kitchen Assistant role:

  • Good understanding of the importance of health and hygiene
  • Experience in a kitchen environment (nursery or school settings desirable)
  • Clear DBS
  • Understanding of catering for special diets, allergies and intolerances
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good timekeeping and organisational skills
  • An enthusiastic, flexible, can do attitude
  • Ability to work quickly but efficiently.
  • Ability to work well in a team


What other companies are calling this role:

  • Catering Assistant
  • Assistant Chef
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Kitchen Attendant



Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Pay: Up to £11.90 per hour

Expected hours: 30 per week


  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Health & wellbeing programme



  • Monday to Friday



  • Kitchen Assistant: 1 year (preferred)



  • Level 2 hygiene (preferred)


Work Location: In person